Taking a Day off to see the EV Show

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I took the day off to walk around Portland to the farmers market and EV awareness day with Krista. Here are some cool looking Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs). There were probably twenty electric vehicles at EV awareness day. Here are just a few of the more notable ones.

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Columbus, Ohio wins $40M DOT Smart City Challenge; $10M more from Vulcan, $90M from private partners

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Columbus also plans to use data analytics to improve health care access in a neighborhood that currently has an infant mortality rate four times that of the national average, allowing them to provide improved transportation options to those most in need of prenatal care.

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BMW’s ReachNow car sharing expands to Brooklyn, launches pilot programs for new mobility services

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The expansion to Brooklyn marks the company’s first expansion beyond the West Coast of the United States; the service currently operates in Seattle and Portland. ReachNow Fleet Solutions for residential buildings will begin at The Solaire, a LEED Gold Certified building, in Manhattan’s Battery Park City neighborhood on 8 Dec.

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Chatting with other EV folks

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Brad Hippert, the president of Porteon (www.porteon.net), and I chatted about production of NEVs (neighborhood electric vehicles) in Portland soon. Last night was the monthly OEVA meeting. There were many electric vehicles there to ponder and I got a chance to chat with a bunch of people. I'm kicking myself a bit for not bringing my digital camera, but that's life.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car to Begin Offering Electric Vehicles in US

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car will begin a phased introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) at select offices throughout its neighborhood network of more than 5,000 US locations. San Diego; Los Angeles; Portland, Ore.; Delivery of 500 Nissan LEAFs will begin in January 2011 and will continue throughout the year. In addition to the LEAFs, the company will offer customers electric vehicles from other manufacturers as they become available.